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Equalities

TUC Disabled Workers statement on Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and Elections Bill

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 26/03/2022 - 10:40

TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee strongly opposes the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

The Bill includes new duties which oblige public services to share service users’ information with the police, which is an unacceptable shift away from a public health approach to an authoritarian approach, which will erode trust between public services and disabled people.

TUC Disabled Workers Condemn P&O Sackings

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 24/03/2022 - 15:13

The TUC's Disabled Members' Committee has made this statement: Accessible public transport is essential for disabled people to participate in society on an equal and independent basis. To be genuinely accessible, public transport must be adequately staffed by workers with decent standards of training, pay, conditions and security of employment.

Provocation

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 23/03/2022 - 10:30

She provoked him.
She said she was leaving him.
She’s been looking at other guys.

He had to show her.
She had to know
She isn’t a person in her own right,
She’s part of him.

She is the buffer between him and a hostile world.

Women Working Shifts

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 13/03/2022 - 19:23

At this year's TUC Women's Conference, one of the motions we debated was about working shifts, particularly women's safety on late shifts. This was my contribution to the debate.

You can watch the video of this speech here.

I'm Janine Booth, RMT, and I've worked on London Underground for over 25 years.

Disabled People for Free Trade Unions

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 10/03/2022 - 16:15
Event Date
Tuesday, 22nd of March '22 to Tuesday, 22nd of March '22

Fringe meeting on anti-union laws at TUC Disabled Workers' Conference (which is held online) hosted by RMT and Free Our Unions

Chair: Sarah Woolley, General Secretary, Bakers' Union

Speakers:
Janine Booth, Secretary, RMT Disabled Members' Advisory Committee
John McDonnell MP

TUC Disabled Workers Committee, 16 December 2021

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 11/02/2022 - 13:22

- report by Janine Booth, RMT nominee on the Committee

Flexible working and reasonable adjustments

The TUC has been advocating what it calls ‘flexible working as a reasonable adjustment’ for disabled workers. What it means by this is the right of disabled workers to work from home or another location, with hours that suit our access needs.